The Perform vision is to be the first choice provider of sports science and medicine services to the people of Southampton and surrounding areas.
Local athlete ambassadors are important; they are a source of sporting inspiration to the local community, offering a platform from which Perform can support people to achieving their best. Whether that is their personal best, getting fit or pain free. It will help to promote local sporting achievements and raise the profile of sports and activity to the public across all ages and abilities.
We have a number of Sporting Ambassadors here at Perform;
Grant is a free style cycling British Champion and former World Champion. He competes internationally and is the owner and founder of Superschools. This sees him visiting schools and running events to inspire children to take up sport. Grant sustains a number of traumatic injuries in free style cycling so really values rapid access to physiotherapy and strength and conditioning training.
Matthew is a ballroom and Latin dancing national champion who also competes internationally. Matthew has just started training with his new partner and is excited to be competing in Blackpool later this year. Matthew finds physiotherapy along with nutritional advice helpful to keep him in optimum condition for competition.
Lorraine is a Paralympic athlete who’s chosen sport is shooting. Lorraine sustained a below knee amputation as a result of a rock climbing accident in 2010 and it was shortly after this she found her passion for shooting. Since then she has represented GB at the Paralympic Games held in Rio in 2016. Lorraine used to really enjoy running before her rock climbing accident and now she uses the
anti-gravity Alter-G machine at Perform Southampton to run on and help with her cardio vascular fitness. The Alter-G allows her to run without risking her skin breaking down or damaging her prosthetic.
Dr Laura Marimon Giovanetti enjoys a career sailing internationally and is currently campaigning for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class. She has gained a PhD from Southampton University, where she is currently a visiting researcher, and completed an internship at Ben Ainslie Racing helping to optimise the racing line of the boat used in the America's Cup. Laura finds the strain of sailing has led to some upper body niggles. She therefore enjoys having rapid access to physiotherapy and is also keen to use sports science to help her optimise her hydration strategies while competing.
Lucy-Jane is a Heptathlete and World Number 1 for the 60 metre hurdles in her age group. Lucy- Jane also holds the titles for national high jump champion and national indoor combined events champion. She enjoys competing and training with Southampton Athletics Club. As a growing athlete, Lucy utilises physiotherapy and sports science services here at Perform Southampton.